- António GuterresUnited Nations Secretary-General
- Nikki HaleyUnites States Ambassador to the United Nations
Hold UNRWA Accountable for its Racist Teachers
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A new 2017 UN Watch report exposes the UNRWA school system as a hotbed of extremism.
Dozens of school teachers at UNRWA schools in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Gaza have made public Facebook posts praising Nazism and supporting terrorist attacks against civilians. This has created a toxic environment for Palestinian children, violating their right to a normal education.
Demand your government's funding for these schools be frozen until:
1. UNRWA fires its anti-Semitic teachers.
2. The U.N. conducts a full, independent commission of inquiry into the systemic extremism that plagues UNRWA schools.
In 2016, the U.S. State Department gave UNRWA $380 million, the European Union gave $136 million, and the United Kingdom gave $100 million. Why are they silent as UNRWA officials incite anti-Semitism and terrorism?
- United Nations Secretary-General
- Unites States Ambassador to the United Nations
I urge you to exercise your responsibility and take action to stop the agency's teachers, principals and other staff from spreading racial hatred, anti-Semitism and support for terrorism, as documented in a new extensive 130-page report from UN Watch.
As you know, incitement to hatred and terrorism by UNRWA staff constitutes a gross violation of UNRWA Staff Rule 1.4, and of the UN Charter's fundamental principles of human rights and peace.
Those who poison the minds of children must be permanently removed from their posts. That is exactly what the UK did recently with a teacher who posted anti-Semitism on Facebook.
UNRWA has also failed to even condemn any of the perpetrators, and has been completely silent on the matter in its media statements and on its website.
Instead, Mr. Gunness has lashed out at UN Watch for reporting the abuses. Such reckless and unprofessional conduct cannot be allowed to stand.
I urge you to put an end to the hijacking of humanitarianism by hate.
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